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cigarette

[sig-uh-ret, sig-uh-ret] /ˌsɪg əˈrɛt, ˈsɪg əˌrɛt/
noun
1.
a cylindrical roll of finely cut tobacco cured for smoking, considerably smaller than most cigars and usually wrapped in thin white paper.
Also, cigaret.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < French, equivalent to cigare cigar + -ette -ette
Related forms
anticigarette, adjective
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Examples for cigarette
  • In his films, he uses the name of a fictional cigarette brand called red apple.
  • Gold flake had been traditionally positioned as a premium cigarette.
  • On the right a cigarette factory, on the left a guard house, with a bridge at the back.
  • Industrial uses cigarette filters, ink reservoirs for fiber tip pens.
  • Once mixed with the tobacco using hands it is filled back into the cigarette blank.
  • This was helped by the development of tobaccos that are suitable for cigarette use.
  • Thus increased cigarette taxes are proposed as a means to reduce smoking.
  • Some countries require cigarette packs to contain warnings about health.
  • After taking a sleeping pill, she fell asleep in her bed with a lit cigarette.
British Dictionary definitions for cigarette

cigarette

/ˌsɪɡəˈrɛt/
noun
1.
a short tightly rolled cylinder of tobacco, wrapped in thin paper and often having a filter tip, for smoking Shortened forms cig, ciggy
Word Origin
C19: from French, literally: a little cigar
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Word Origin and History for cigarette
cigarette
1835, Amer.Eng., from Fr. cigarette, dim. of cigare "cigar." Sp. form cigarito, -ita was also popular mid-19c. Slang short form cig attested from c.1889.
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Slang definitions & phrases for cigarette

cigarette

noun phrase

An open-cockpit inboard power boat used for offshore racing, and to some extent for transporting contraband: the look on Bush's face as he pushes up the throttle on his cigarette boat: demonic/ a speedboat, one of those cigarettes like the black one out there

[1970s+; fr their elongated shape]


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